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Nikita is mine. Elton John wins lawsuit

The singer was accused of stealing the lyrics for his hit 1985 song

Elton John appears on stage at his AIDS Foundation's 11th annual Enduring Vision benefit on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Singer Elton John has won a legal battle against song writer Guy Hobbs, who had accused him of stealing lyrics to his 1985 song “Nikita”.

John, 65, was accused of stealing lyrics from Hobbs’ song “Natasha” which was about a Western man falling for a Russian woman during the Cold War.

However, the judge dismissed the suit after John made his point that he does not need to steal lyrics of songs from a unknown lyricist, reports

Elton also argued the theme of “Natasha” is too general to win copyright protection.